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Understand Iceland

Selfoss, Iceland
About Understand Iceland
Understand Iceland is a small tour operator that specializes in study abroad groups and all women's trips. We offer educational services to faculty and study abroad offices who wish to bring groups of students to Iceland. We also tailor make all women's trips to Iceland where women experience, learn and connect while experiencing Icelandic nature and culture.
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Explore Iceland in an all Women's Wellness tour around N Iceland. The trip is all inclusive and takes 10 days, from 4th - 13th of August 2019. A coach bus will bring the group from the airport and to North Iceland with a 1 night stop in Reykjavík. The group will be accompanied with 2 guides (from the US and from Iceland).  During the tour the group will be exposed to beautiful nature, interesting culture, and local food, far away from the tourist throngs.

Experience Culture, history, nature, local food and wellness

Culture experience include visiting museums, meeting a prophet and a fortune teller, visiting art and handicraft market and spending the night in a turfhouse hotel.

Outdoor activites include horseback riding, light hiking in spectacular nature, whale watching and swimming in heated pools

Wellnes activities include soaking in geothermal natural pools, bathing in beerbaths, drinking wine in the summer night, chocolate testing, and laughing with friends.
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Reviewed September 7, 2019

West Iceland was voted one of Lonely Planet’s best destinations. The Grabrok volcano crater with lunar like lava marks is a spectacular sight. One has to be fit to scale the 1.5 km hike up with most gradients at 45 degrees. Fortunately, the stair pathway...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 21, 2019

Having visited the country as part of a university field trip, Understand Iceland organised a programme that was specifically tailored to our needs and interests. Herdis and her dad were incredibly accommodating and very friendly. Would certainly recommend!

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed August 18, 2019 via mobile

I visited Iceland as part of a University of Cambridge field trip, and Herdis was a fantastic guide. She was incredibly knowledgeable, and was ready to answer any question we had. The tour was very well organised, but Herdis’ easy going nature made the whole...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed August 12, 2019

Our university trip went to Iceland for a period of 5 days as it is an interesting case-study of the energy sector. Iceland is currently a hotbed for innovation in renewable energy and also carbon capture technology (which is cost competitive). We sought a local...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 17, 2019

Thank you Herdís and Understand Iceland for a fantastic time. This was one of the best trips we have ever taken. Our family truly loved every day, and we enjoyed seeing the beauty of this unbelievably stunning country with you. Your stories (which we know...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed May 29, 2019

Herdis was a great tour leader. We did not feel hurried but still kept on schedule. She shared cultural, historical, and personal stories that added to the experience. We laughed and learned! I would return to Iceland with my family and seek her out to...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 25, 2019

Herdis provided the platform for a quality field trip to Iceland. As a group of 16 University students studying Environmental Policy, she was able to tailor the tour to suit our interests whilst providing a balance of Icelandic culture past and present. Her knowledge on...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 23, 2019

Wonderful tip with "Understand Iceland" Herdis's knowledge of Iceland is AMAZING! Herdis provided the University group with deep information on the topology, the people and future climate change implications. She is so responsive to all of our questions and her planning skills are superb. We...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Judith P
Reviewed May 22, 2019 via mobile

Herdis and her father are is nothing short of amazing guides. They are incredibly knowledgeable about everything Iceland and made me feel like I was visiting friends rather than being dragged around on a traditional tour. I was especially impressed by the time management during...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 21, 2019 via mobile

Incredible Iceland tour. Understanding Iceland is a top drawer group. Well connected, knowledgeable, thoughtful. We will definitely use this group again in the future.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Einar Asgeir S
January 28, 2019|
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Thank you for your request. Please send me further details to our email adress and we will get back to you with the price.